Pascal Caffet, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Pâtisserie Paris
Jill Colonna on a chocolate and pastry walking tour in Paris

My Paris

Welcome to My Paris! Join me for an armchair tour of exquisite Parisian pâtisseries, chocolate shops, confiseries, tea shops to compliment my book, Teatime in Paris – plus my ongoing list of Best Tea Salons in Paris (by arrondissement).

I’m not just mad about macarons: you’ll also find articles below on visits in and around Paris – and now, as ambassador for our region of les Yvelines just west of Paris along the Seine, I do hope you’ll venture out of the city to discover many hidden discoveries in the ‘haven of the Impressionists’, away from the tourist crowds.

Self-Guided Pastry Tours in Paris

I no longer lead my chocolate/pastry walks in Paris, but many of my favourite addresses and stories are cited along with the pastry and macaron recipes in my 2nd book, Teatime in Paris. I have also created my own FREE, self-guided Montmartre chocolate & pastry walk.

Scroll down below for all my articles to date in Paris …

Complete Guide to Macaron Day Paris – 2021 Edition

March 17, 2021/by Jill Colonna

Dubarry Cauliflower Cream Soup

January 22, 2020/by Jill Colonna

Montmartre Chocolate Pastry Walk

October 19, 2019/by Jill Colonna

Air-Conditioned Paris Tea Salons

June 27, 2019/by Jill Colonna

Saint-Germain Almond Cake

June 14, 2019/by Jill Colonna

Béarnaise Sauce – Recipe & Origins Near Paris

June 3, 2019/by Jill Colonna

Saint-Germain-en-Laye Chateau Roof Visit (Paris Day Trips)

May 23, 2019/by Jill Colonna

The Hottest Paris Food Tour

February 18, 2019/by Jill Colonna

French Meringue Filled Snowballs

December 16, 2018/by Jill Colonna

Renoir Tour: Chatou – Carrieres-sur-Seine

December 1, 2018/by Jill Colonna

Paris Chocolate Golden Star, Denise Acabo – A l’Etoile d’Or

October 12, 2018/by Jill Colonna

Monsieur Fine Bouche: French Gourmet Meal Delivery near Paris

April 25, 2018/by Jill Colonna

Macaron Day Paris 2018 – Plan your Visit!

March 16, 2018/by Jill Colonna

Sweet Kisses Patisserie Paris – Valentine’s Creation

February 10, 2018/by Jill Colonna

Curried Cauliflower Soup with Seared Scallops – and a Flooded Seine

January 28, 2018/by Jill Colonna

Putting on The Ritz – Paris Teatime

December 6, 2017/by Jill Colonna

Relais Desserts Yule Log Presentation, Paris 2017

October 13, 2017/by Jill Colonna

Café Renoir, Montmartre Museum Gardens

July 21, 2017/by Jill Colonna

Best Pastries Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris

June 28, 2017/by Jill Colonna

Saint Honoré Paris: Mandarin Oriental Hotel

May 20, 2017/by Jill Colonna

Annual Lebey Awards Paris: New Gastronomic Sensations

April 12, 2017/by Jill Colonna

Jean-Paul Hévin: New French Touch Chocolate Collection 2016-2017

December 6, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Pascal Caffet’s New Festive Pastry Collection on Praline

November 26, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Angelina’s New Yule Log & Festive Collection 2016

November 20, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Easiest Nougatine Recipe – Inspired by l’Ami Jean in Paris

November 15, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Christophe Roussel Pastry Competition: La Baule 2016

November 9, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Saint-Germain-en-Laye Chocolate Pastry Tour

October 20, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Paris Day Trips

October 2, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Luxury Italian Ice Cream by Il Gelato Del Marchese Paris

July 12, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Paris Tuileries Gardens: Summer Amusements and a New Terrace Café

July 1, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Bac Sucré Fruity Edition on Paris Pastry Street

June 15, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Foucade: A Healthy 100% Gluten-Free Patisserie in Paris

June 9, 2016/by Jill Colonna

An African Teatime in Paris

May 13, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Paris Macaron Week at Pascal Caffet – 18-24 April

April 17, 2016/by Jill Colonna

A Champagne Teatime in Paris – Les Bulles de Paris

April 1, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Easter Chocolate Displays in Paris

March 21, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Valentine Chocolates in Paris

February 9, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Circus Teatime in Paris – Homage to the New French Film “Chocolat”

February 2, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Best Galettes des Rois in Paris

January 6, 2016/by Jill Colonna

Festive Paris Magic at the Patisserie des Rêves – 2015 Yule Logs

December 6, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Vegan Teatime Tour of the Shangri-La Palace Paris

November 26, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Teatime in Paris at Angelina – New Autumn-Winter Patisserie Collection 2015-2016

November 1, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Pure 100% Cacao Chocolate Mousse Recipe by Patrice Chapon

October 13, 2015/by Jill Colonna

October Wine Festival Montmartre, Paris

October 3, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Latest Chantilly Choux and Pastries from La Pâtisserie des Rêves

October 1, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Discovering the Best Orangettes, Rue de Miromesnil Paris

September 15, 2015/by Jill Colonna

The Teatime in Paris Pastry Walking Tour!

September 10, 2015/by Jill Colonna

I Love You Macaron Tea – Theodor Paris

June 22, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Bac Sucré Event on Paris Pastry Street

June 17, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Le Bac Sucré – 16-21 June, Rue du Bac Paris

June 14, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Pascal Caffet in Paris

June 8, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Thoumieux Pâtisserie Paris, Where “Everything’s Better”

May 29, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Lenôtre Tea Salon, Cour de Senteurs Versailles

May 8, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Teatime with Theodor Launch of Absolu Oolong Tea

May 4, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Comme à Lisbonne, Paris

April 28, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Matcha Do About Green Tea at Sadaharu Aoki Paris

April 19, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Profiterole Chérie Tea Salon in the Marais

April 14, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Falling for La Pâtisserie des Rêves, Paris

March 8, 2015/by Jill Colonna

A Pompidou Walk to La Pâtisserie des Rêves in Paris

February 13, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Camélia Restaurant in Paris by Thierry Marx

January 19, 2015/by Jill Colonna

Paris Gourmet Chocolate Museum – Choco Story

November 16, 2014/by Jill Colonna

20th Salon du Chocolat Paris

October 30, 2014/by Jill Colonna

Les Enfants Rouges Restaurant & Wine Bar, Paris

June 10, 2014/by Jill Colonna

Date Night in Paris: Brasserie Thoumieux

April 29, 2014/by Jill Colonna

All Eyes on Chocolate Easter Windows in Paris

April 9, 2014/by Jill Colonna

Jour du Macaron – Macaron Day 20 March 2014

March 19, 2014/by Jill Colonna

Bonbons! The Best French Sweet Shop in Paris

February 19, 2014/by Jill Colonna

A Chocolate Easter Walk in Paris

March 28, 2013/by Jill Colonna

Patrick Roger’s Chocolate Cake for Easter

March 22, 2013/by Jill Colonna

A Fruity Weekend at the King’s Vegetable Garden in Versailles

October 11, 2012/by Jill Colonna

Giverny and Inspiration from Monet’s Gardens

August 23, 2012/by Jill Colonna

The Best Handbags from Paris Pâtisseries

July 29, 2012/by Jill Colonna

Christophe Roussel Macarons at Montmartre Paris

June 6, 2012/by Jill Colonna

What are Your Best Macarons in Paris?

May 27, 2012/by Jill Colonna

Jour du Macaron – Macaron Day in Paris, 20 March 2012

March 22, 2012/by Jill Colonna

Guide to les Merveilleux de Fred in Paris & Giveaway Winners

January 9, 2012/by Jill Colonna

A Walk up French Bread Street or Chocolate Street?

November 10, 2011/by Jill Colonna

Going Macarons at the Paris Salon du Chocolat

October 21, 2011/by Jill Colonna

Macaroned on French Impressionists’ Island, Chatou and Macaron Pointillism

October 10, 2011/by Jill Colonna

Sweet Potato, Crab & Thai Herb Croquettes – Inspired by KGB Paris

August 26, 2011/by Jill Colonna

French Poppies: A Macaron Impression

June 13, 2011/by Jill Colonna

If you go down to the woods today

May 9, 2011/by Jill Colonna

A Dose of Good Chocolate – A Taste of France

April 18, 2011/by Jill Colonna

Paris Pâtisseries and Perfect Macarons

April 11, 2011/by Jill Colonna

Jill was amazing. So fun and engaging and knowledgeable, I would definitely recommend her and this tour to anyone visiting Paris (June 2016)

Couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic, engaging and knowledgeable docent than Jill Colonna! A carefully crafted story, likely akin to the careful planning required for successful baking. Jut the right amount of history to ground the tasty tour in French history. Despite pouring rain, none of us even noticed for the tour was so engaging. A real treat for anyone whom has ever enjoyed dessert (like everyone!). Photos from the tour sent back to friends evoked longing and likely travel plans for Paris.

Great tour, very informative and fun

Jill’s enthusiasm for the subject made the walk successful. She was knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.

(September 2016)